28 June 2020 — A PURE THOUGHT FROM A PURE HEART IS BETTER THAN A MANTRA =
So much easier then, to repeat a mantra or a prayer. if we interpret ‘pure’ to mean uncontaminated and unsullied by our wishes, desires and dislikes. REPEATING A MANTRA so easily turns into a thoughtless and meaningless chant.
A quote from Desmond Tutu (Civil Rights Activist, South Africa) reads: ‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor”.
Often, when we come across disputes involving other people we say ‘I don’t want to get involved’. Letting the world pass by without attachment is one thing, a very different situation from NOT STANDING UP in whatever way one can for JUSTICE and ATTEMPTING TO FIGHT INJUSTICE.
A PURE THOUGHT FROM A PURE HEART IS BETTER THAN A MANTRA. Perhaps,… if we are going to put this instruction into practice we need once again TO ACCEPT OURSELVES WARTS AND ALL — those thoughts which ARE pure and those thoughts which ARE TAINTED by greed and desire.